Class A South

Brick Memorial 6, Toms River South 5

T.J. Rosace hit a game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the seventh and Mike Sullivan singled home Blaine Netterman later in the inning to give the Mustangs (8-12, 3-10) a dramatic win over the Indians (9-9, 7-7).

Rosace was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI on his solo shot, Netterman was 3-for-4 with three doubles and two runs scored and Sullivan finished 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI. Tristan Savoia also tripled and drove in two for Brick Memorial.

Graham Harrigan pitched two scoreless innings in relief of starter Nick Stephan to earn the win.

T.J. Scuderi was 1-for-4 with a home run, two runs and two RBI to lead Toms River South. Tom Spiwak pitched into the seventh inning and Justin Lowden took the loss.


Toms River North 10, Brick 3

Craig Larsen hit his sixth and seventh home runs of the season and the Mariners (14-5, 11-3) beat the Green Dragons (5-13, 2-12) to clinch a share of the Class A South championship with Jackson Memorial.


Brendan Mullins (W, 2-2)66113798
Mike Centeno13220217
Joe Espana (L) 5 654 3 390
Kyle Sullivan 2 6 551 043

Top Hitters

Toms River NorthStats
Craig Larsen2-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R
Jared Bellisimo3-4, R
Robert Jeans2-3, 2 R
John Coppola2-3
Chris Salsano1-3, 2B, R
Christian Malta1-1, RBI, R


Jackson Memorial 9, Toms River East 8

Troy Bathmann hit a game-winning RBI double with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Jaguars beat the Raiders and won a share of the Class A South championship with Toms River North in walk-off fashion.

Ryan Goodall hit a three-run home run in the top of the second to give Toms River East an early 5-0 lead, but the Jaguars stormed back with four in the second and three in the fourth to take the lead.

TR East (9-8, 7-7)23002108116
Jackson (17-4, 11-3) 04031019111


Justin Donnamaria3.28700148
Brandon Coyle10112022
Jared Mizrachi (L)23112132

Top Hitters

Toms River EastStats
Ryan Goodall3-4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Matt Santos2-4, 2 RBI, R
Nick DeGennaro1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Jackson MemorialStats
Troy Bathmann2-5, 2B, 3 RBI
Alex Iadisernia2-3, RBI
Ryan Lasko2-3, 2 R, RBI
Mike Dimino2-3, R
Christian Pellone1-4, 2 R, RBI


Central 5, Southern 3

Tom Ruscitti hit his Shore-Conference-leading eighth home run to become Central's all-time career leader in homers and the Golden Eagles (12-6, 9-4) edged the Rams (6-11, 5-9).

The record was previously set by Tim Morris in 1986 and Ruscitti's eight runs runs this season tied a school record for the most in a single season. Seven of Ruscitti's home runs have come in Central's last nine games.



Class B Central

Keansburg 14, Ranney 1 (5 Innings)

Paul Eckleberry pitched a five-inning complete game and the Titans (9-8, 8-6) hammered the Panthers (9-9, 7-6).


St. Rose 9, Henry Hudson 2


Asbury Park 6, Keyport 3

Jarred Chathuant went 2-for-3 with a huge three-run double in the top of fifth inning that proved the difference as the Blue Bishops (1-13, 1-13) held off the Red Raiders (3-10, 3-10) for their first win of the season, snapping a 27-game losing streak dating back to the final game of 2016.

Luis Rodriquez was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Jansi Mendez-Garcia was 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI for Asbury Park.

Miguel Diaz went the distance to earn the win, allowing three earned runs on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts while firing 103 pitches.

Justin Young was 1-for-3 with two RBI for Keyport while Lucas Dant took the loss on the mound.


Point Beach 1, Mater Dei Prep 0

Phil Antoniotti drove in Josh Yates with the game's only run in the first inning and was one of three pitchers to combined on a one-hitter as the Garnet Gulls (13-5, 12-2) beat the Seraphs (11-6, 10-4) to clinch the Class B Central public division title.

Chris Russo pitched 5 1/3 innings for the win, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out five and throwing 91 pitches. Antoniotti recorded the final out of the sixth inning and John Nista worked a clean seventh to earn the save.

Yates was 1-for-2, Antoniotti finished 1-for-3 and Kenny MacPherson checked in at 2-for-3 to lead Point Beach.

Greg Bender was nearly spotless after allowing the first inning run, finishing up with a four-hitter with four walks over six innings. Bender struck out one and threw 67 pitches. Mike Dunne accounted for the lone Mater Dei hit.



Class B South

Point Boro 18, Lakewood 1 (5 Innings)

Nick Guzzi hit two triples and drove in four to lead the Panthers (13-5, 10-4) to a rout of the Piners (2-14, 1-13). Christian Aurin was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI, Ryan Jasaitis was 2-for-2 with three RBI and winning pitcher Ryan Sansone also went 1-for-1 with two RBI for Point Boro.

Justin Vega was 1-for-2 with an RBI for Lakewood.


Pinelands 6, Manchester 4

Bobby Lefevre hit a two-run triple and Billy Crawford followed with an RBI single during a key five-run third inning that propelled the Wildcats (9-9, 8-6) to a win over the Hawks (9-7, 9-5).

Crawford finished 2-for-3 and Joey Ventresca also went 2-for-2 with a run scored for Pinelands before coming to pitch the final two innings to earn the save. Ventresca allowed one hit and struck out three during his two scoreless frames.

Anthony Diaz picked up the win on the mound and also went 1-for-3 with a run scored.

Losing pitcher Jagger Karaska also helped his cause by going 1-for-3 with two RBI, while Derek Schmidt led the offense with two RBI during a 2-for-4 game at the plate. Karaska struck out seven over 6 2/3 innings, during which he allowed four earned runs on six hits, two walks and 101 pitches.


Jackson Liberty 4, Donovan Catholic 0

David Melfi hit his third home run in two games and Tim Duffy fired five scoreless innings to lead the Lions (17-2, 13-1) to a win over the Griffins (2-15, 1-13) to complete a one-loss season in B South play.

Brandon Kinsman was 2-for-3 with two RBI, Alex Torres was 1-for-2 with an RBI and Scott Wierciszewski was 1-for-3 with a double and two runs scored for Jackson Liberty.

Duffy allowed four hits and one walk on 73 pitches and also struck out five. Nick DeCarlo took over with a 3-0 lead and saved the game with two scoreless innings, during which he allowed one hit and stuck out four.

Frankie Dominici allowed two earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out six in his complete-game effort for Donovan Catholic. Matt Morro went 2-for-3 out of the leadoff spot for the Griffins.


Lacey 11, Barnegat 2

Barnegat (6-13, 6-8)1010000256
Lacey (11-10, 8-6)210080X11102


Tyler Sudyam (L)5101061378
Sam Sramaty (W)75221670

Top Hitters

MacGillivray2-3, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI
Jorden Jurkiewicz2-4, 2 R, RBI, 2B
James Roselli2-3, 2 RBI
Darrian Grisard2-4, R




Shore 6, Long Branch 5

Shore (6-11)0032001652
Long Branch (6-15)1102001582


Mike Shirvanian (W, 2-3)785339104
James Horniacek (L, 0-3)31545363
Evan Yerman3.13101442
Matt Mincieli0.2100019

Top Hitters

Christian Bauman2-4, 2B, 4 RBI
Mike Deusch1-3, R, RBI
Long BranchStats
Matt Mincieli3-4, 2B, R, RBI
Ivan Navarro2-3, 2 R


Wall 6, Rumson-Fair Haven 3

Andy Lenneper was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI and Ryan Napolitano went the distance on the mound to help the Crimson Knights (17-3) top the Bulldogs (9-6).

Grant Schulman also went 2-for-4 with two RBI, Dylan Richey was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, and John Volpe finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored for Wall.

Napolitano scattered nine hits and two walks while striking out 10 and throwing 107 pitches in his complete-game effort.

Gordon Forsyth and Sean Mikolajczek each went 2-for-3 with a run scored and Thomas Forlenza was 1-for-2 with two RBI for Rumson. Mike Martino also went 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI.

Dylan Avino worked six innings in taking the loss.



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